Climate Action & Outdoor Learning

Climate Action at Prince of Wales Primary School

The pupils of Prince of Wales Primary school are global citizens and love our planet. Climate action is taught through the school curriculum and we also support climate action through a range of activities which engage our children and wider community. 

Sustainability Leaders

One of our Values is Sustainability and Stewardship. Each class in KS2 has chosen a representative to support on environmental matters.

Our first task was from Asthma and Lung UK who asked us to contribute to their air pollution project. We know that toxic air is unsafe for children so they shared a pack to place diffusion tubes around the school to measure pollution levels.

The children started by looking at maps and aerial photos of the school and then decided where places of high and low pollution may be. 

We will learn about climate change through the curriculum.  Here’s an example from year 4 where recycling a simple plastic bag had a wonderful impact on the communities in Gambia.

Children at Prince of Wales have had the opportunity to plant trees at Albany Park, in our school grounds and in Enfield Chase.  Planting trees brings us closer to nature and we feel the benefits of a better environment, cleaner air and diversified habitats.

We have recently had solar panels installed to utilise the sun to power our school.  Our year 5 children learnt how to make wind turbines and we have had sensors placed on our meters to record energy consumption.

We encourage all children to walk, cycle and scoot to school.  Our year 6 children were eloquent in their arguments to reduce car idling to improve air quality.


Councillor Jewell visited our school to help our school community make better choices about recycling.  We participated in the big plastic count and are making changes to how we work by reducing photocopying and gluing of worksheets.

Rectory Farm planting

Outdoor Learning

Past Projects